Young People in Nursing Homes - MS Project - "Treendale Gardens"


The official openining was held on the 8th June 2012 and Rotary was officially represented by President Glenys McDonald, Kevin and Annette Coote, Terry and Jennifer Coote, and Rod and Carol Downe (South Bunbury Club); and major sponsor of the charity home project John Hovey (Bunbury Club).

The "Treendale Gardens" facility is the result of the outstanding work of our club's Honorary Member John Castrilli (MLA) and his office manager Leanne Maher. John's efforts were recognised with the naming of the main room "The Castrilli Lounge".

The following is a short excerpt of John's speech -
" a dream came true today with the opening of Treendale Gardens, an accommodation and respite facility for people who have high care needs due to disabilities but are too young to live in a nursing home. This has been a very long and emotional journey for many people including myself. I am incredibly proud that we now have the first high-care facility for young people outside the Perth metro area".

The Rotary Club of South Bunbury is proud to have contributed $82800 towards the project from proceeds of a club project that built and sold a house in Treendale. The success of the 'charity house project' was the result of the tremendous work from club members and the generous support of the business community.

Rotary's small contribution to the significant construction and operating costs of the facility is recognised as providing the Gazebo and surrounding gardens.